National Action Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Hearing Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session ...

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Page 60 - The Conference of the Parties, as the supreme body of this Convention, shall keep under regular review the implementation of the Convention and any related legal instruments that the Conference of the Parties may adopt, and shall make, within its mandate, the decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention.
Page 60 - Formulate, implement, publish and regularly update national and, where appropriate, regional programmes containing measures to mitigate climate change by addressing anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol...
Page 7 - ... First, a healthy economy is necessary for a healthy environment, and vice versa. Only a prosperous society can have the confidence and the means to protect its environment. Climate change mitigation through energy efficiency and intelligent, sustainable business practices is an integral part of our policies to protect our environment, promote economic growth, and provide millions of new, high-skill, high-wage jobs. Second, we must protect the environment at home and abroad. We share our atmosphere,...
Page 79 - continuous emission monitoring system" (CEMS) means the equipment as required by section 412, used to sample, analyze, measure, and provide on a continuous basis a permanent record of emissions and flow (expressed in pounds per million British thermal units (Ibs/mmBtu), pounds per hour (Ibs/hr) or such other form as the Administrator may prescribe by regulations under section 412). (8) The term "existing unit...
Page 10 - EPA's benefits assessment program has been designed to be comprehensive, and we will communicate to policymakers the best available information about the socioeconomic impacts of climate change. Mr. Chairman, thank you for your invitation to present testimony before the committee. This has been a welcome opportunity to discuss the administration's climate change policy. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Page 1 - Plan which will help enable the country to meet the President's commitment to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000, and therefore, lower the threat of global warming. DOE was a catalyst to involve private industry to develop voluntary cost-effective programs and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future.
Page 59 - The United States could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by between 10 and 40 percent of the 1990 levels at low cost, or perhaps some net savings, if proper policies were implemented.
Page 43 - The committee notes further that a decision by the executive branch to reinterpret the Convention to apply legally binding targets and timetables for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to the United States would alter the "shared understanding...

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